Language, Literacy and Literature by Alyson Simpson

Language, Literacy and Literature

byAlyson Simpson

Paperback | December 7, 2012

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Language, Literacy and Literature combines concepts of language, literature and literacy within a pedagogical framework that leads readers through a series of learning processes. In other words, it is as much a book about teaching English as it is a book about learning how to learn aboutteaching. The book provides models for pre-service teachers to help identify the kinds of dispositions towards learning that a teacher needs to develop, such as curiosity, collaboration and willingness to "give things a go". It further challenges the pre-service teacher to question what they think they know,as well as discover what they need to know. A range of practical and relevant exercises and activities assist in building habits of reflexive practice.

About The Author

Associate Professor Alyson Simpson is an Associate Dean in the Faculty of Education and Social work at the University of Sydney. Alyson lectures in the undergraduate and postgraduate English / literacy units across a range of stage groups. Alyson's research and teaching has covered areas such as child language development, children's ...

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Title:Language, Literacy and LiteratureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pagesPublished:December 7, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195575318

ISBN - 13:9780195575316

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Introduction: Learning about Language, Literacy and LiteratureOverview gridPart 1 Knowledge, Language, Literacy and Literature1. Peter Freebody: Knowledge about language, literacy and literature in the teaching and learning of English2. Barbara Comber: Literacy for a Sustainable WorldPart 2 Investigating, Engaging, Engaging and Reflecting3. Investigating Language, Literacy and Literature4. Engaging with Language, Literacy and Literature5. Engaging through Language, Literacy and Literature6. Reflecting on Language, Literacy and Literature7. At journey's endGlossaryReferences